A new CMS proposed rule would combine several of its existing physician value-based reimbursement programs, including the meaningful use EHR Incentive Program, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM) into the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), reimbursing physicians under either the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Models (APMs) starting in January 2017.
As this reimbursement shift by CMS moves forward, physician practices are re-examining how they report on physician quality. Most practices will opt for the MIPS program based on their current risk-contracting strategies.
During The New Physician Quality Reporting: Positioning Your Practice for MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, a 45-minute webinar on July 14th, Eric Levin, director of strategic services, McKesson, will provide a brief MACRA overview and outline where practices need to focus for the remainder of 2016 to avoid reimbursement penalties in 2017 based on the proposed rule.
Register for the webinar today or order your training DVD or CD:
You will learn how to:
- Set your electronic medical records objectives to meet the requirements for the Advancing Clinical Information requirements, which compromises 50 percent of your MIPS score;
- Use the patient-centered medical home and the chronic care management program as a training program for MACRA and utilize these revenue streams to fund practice improvements needed for these value-based models;
- Structure practice work flows using common methodologies to prepare for the MIPS program; and
- Encourage patient accountability in your practice, a key component in any value-based reimbursement model.
You can "attend" this program right in your office. It's so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate in the conference. We will send you a login to access the webinar or a DVD or CD-ROM of the conference proceedings once it's available for shipping.
You'll also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by Eric Levin during the interactive question and answer session. You'll get answers to your
MACRA questions and challenges.
To register for the conference, the on-demand re-broadcast or MP3 download file or order the training DVD or CD-ROM of The New Physician Quality Reporting: Positioning Your Practice for MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, please visit:
I hope you find it useful.
Executive Vice President
The Healthcare Intelligence Network
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